Old Post Markup Corrections (Part 2)


As of today I’ve cleaned up posts through August 2007. I’ve had to delete a few because parts of those articles were not exported (and thus missing). I’m also having to remove references and links to photos that were originally in a different gallery that no longer exists. I’ve had more progress cleaning old posts in the past 24 hours than I have over the past year or two.

Old Post Markup Corrections


I’ve spent part of this morning cleaning up old posts that were imported from a different blog platform with some issues. These posts were imported a long time ago and I’ve never really spent much time trying to clean them up. Basically, the markup is showing directly within the posts. So far I have corrected posts from December 2005 through September 2006.

KeePass for iPhone (iKeePass)


iKeePass, an iPhone version of KeePass, is available in the iTunes App store. I don’t know if it’s a good program – I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve been randomly checking for an iPhone version off-and-on since I first purchased an iPhone. The App is 99 cents. I’m interested but I probably won’t buy it until a more secure method of importing a database is provided. Currently, it requries that the database be uploaded to a Website and then imported from the URL. It may not be much of a problem if it’s temporarily placed on a server within my private network (that isn’t publicly accessible).

Scene It! Lights, Camera, Action


We picked up a copy of Scene It! Lights, Camera, Action (Xbox 360) for the low price of $30 (original retail was $60). It’s well worth the price. One of the nice characteristics of the games is that each round includes several different game types. For example, one game may involve remember things from a short video clip but the next might be a list of questions. I’ve read that a regular Xbox controller can be used with the game but I think the buzzers are perfect – after a while you get used to the button layout so you rarely have to think about which button to hit. The only odd thing about the controllers is that they communicate with a USB infrared receiver connected to the Xbox.

Overall, it’s one of the best party/trivia games I’ve played for the Xbox (or PS3). There’s also a Box Office Smash (BOS) edition that we may try to get our hands on soon. The photo included below only shows two controllers but the box actually includes four controllers.

Gas Logs? Trying to find the pilot light?


With Christmas coming up we wanted to have a fire in the living room. The chimney was dirty but since we’re only using gas logs instead of a “real” fire we figured it would be safe to just clean out the base of the chimney, to make sure that nothing flammable would be anywhere near the flames. Air was certainly flowing, so there didn’t appear to be any major blockage the rest of the way up.

Since I’ve never owned gas logs it took me a little while to figure out how to get them started. Our logs were originally made by Martin Industries, which I’m not sure is still in business. After hunting around online and reading about similar gas logs I finally had the idea to lift the first set of fake logs. Sure enough, I found the pilot light system. It looks like I can start the pilot without lifting the logs but I’ll need to get my hands on some long-neck matches to do that properly.